About Mariners & Marras

Ahoy there, you scurvy old sea dogs and hardworking landlubbers!


Up!’s latest venture is a twice-monthly community singing group in the north-east with a focus on shanties and working songs that everyone can join in with. You don’t have to be an expert singer, it’s all about having fun together in a friendly, welcoming environment.


You can join in the choruses, or you can just sit with us and enjoy the night.

As with all of Up!’s ventures, the emphasis is on bringing people together. In fact the whole shebang came out of a discussion with the lovely Rob Wylie, part of our Up! community, who thought a bit of communal singing would be just the thing to banish the post-Covid blues – and how right he was! 


We provide you with all the song lyrics, all you need to do is turn up prepared for a great time!

Come and Join Us

We meet on the first and third Monday of every month, from 8pm – 10pm at:

The Enigma Tap

60 Bedford Street
North Shields
NE29 0AL

We’ll see you there! 


You can download the songbook here: Mariners & Marras Song Book pdf

We also have a Spotify playlist – a great way to listen to and learn some of the songs!